Ternate Definition

tûrnāt, -nĭt
Consisting of three.
Webster's New World
Arranged in threes.
Webster's New World
Growing in groups or whorls of three, as some leaves.
Webster's New World
Having three leaflets.
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Origin of Ternate

  • New Latin ternātus from Medieval Latin past participle of ternāre treble from Latin ternī three each tern2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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